Jacqui Thewless

Freshman - 624 Points (November,1955 / Manchester, UK)

Jacqui Thewless Poems

161. Memorandum '09 2/10/2012
162. Tin Tabernacle, Pembroke 7/5/2009
163. Orkney Future 8/21/2009
164. Poem For Ben, Who Said: There Is No Money In It. 7/5/2009
165. Christmas Candelabra 9/15/2009
166. Crop 9/12/2009
167. 9 Haiku For My Kids 6/6/2014
168. Apocalypse 9/9/2009
169. The Writing Class At Lampeter 7/5/2009
170. For The Girl In The Shelter 7/3/2009
171. Haiku (5) : For The Way The Wind Blows 7/8/2009
172. Dylan T. 9/1/2009
173. Damselfly 9/5/2009
174. Blessing For Your Heart 9/23/2009
175. Fireworks 7/5/2009
176. Et Tu 7/4/2009
177. Strange Thoughts, Tonight. 7/30/2009
Best Poem of Jacqui Thewless

Strange Thoughts, Tonight.

Last evening
sharp-snipping scissors cut my hair

and white cream squeezed from a nozzled
tube in a box turned
my locks
black

and tonight I have strange thoughts
about love
like ash
stirred in a bronze dish with
the stub of my pen


when I wore
a patterned silk kimono
smelling of
patchouli oil
and moved inside the slight
ghost of my long-haired youth

after the lover’s cigarette
I slept
on newly-warmed
white wedding-bed-sheets
then you were green too weighty in-
between my tender thighs
...

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Orkney Islands

The light’s faith-keeping with the land
in those wee isles of Rousay and Egilsay -
it made the sea’s third wave’s curve, pale green; the flower’s cup,
a whiter shade than Hakon’s tower-kirk;

it frames, on one Chinese White strand, today’s
loose brushstrokes with a tide of fresh calligraphy in seaweed-inks.
Light sinks the floundered war-ships in less bloody hue
than sunset on a bluebell-blue sky’s rim.

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